You know what’s fun? Rainy days in the city. It’s especially awesome when I have a cast on my broken wrist that I can’t get wet, a 2-year-old who wants to hold the umbrella and no parking near the daycare. All of this excitement and it’s not even 9 a.m. Jealous?!
It’s days like these when I miss the burbs. I’d pull up to the house, press the garage door opener and never feel a drop of rain. I’d get my Starbucks at the drive-though window and then pull up right in front of the daycare for drop-off. I didn’t even own an umbrella!
Fortunately, Dave offered to pick up the girls after school today. He loves the rain and doesn’t turn into a pouty-pants like I do when there’s no sunshine. I’m also cranky about the 21 day vegan cleanse I’ve started today to help get me back on track after gaining 10 lbs.
If you’re still reading, it’s proof that misery loves company. Did I already mention that it’s Monday?
When I arrived at home after work I was greeted with shrieks and giggles, and Dave wasn’t the only one who was excited (ha!).
“We want to go on an adventure!”
Me too… only my adventure would involve my pillow and some Ambien.
“Come on, Mom!”
We set out on a puddle-finding adventure which took us past a friend’s house where we stopped to read a quick bedtime story to Lira’s classmate. (How people get their kids in bed before 8 o’clock is beyond me). Next, it was off to our favorite park. Dave and I watched the girls scream with delight as they ran from one puddle to the next to see who could splash the water higher.
“Don’t you just love the rain? You know, we’re still 5 inches below where we need to be for rainfall totals this year.” (could Dave and I be any more different?!)
I think those missing five inches were in Zana’s boots; she sat down in a puddle and took them off to pour out the water and then enjoy the puddles barefoot.
Soon, the shivers set in and it was back to the house for hot soup and warm baths.
Thank you, Dave, for turning this yucky day around. Sometimes I think you’re pretty alright. And kind of a stud.
And it’s a good thing, because it’s supposed to rain all day tomorrow, too…